ERIC Number: ED341827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Epidemiology of Work Injuries among Former Participants in Vocational Education.
Passmore, David L.; And Others
A study examined whether, holding work experience and sex constant, exposure to vocational education during secondary school was related to incidence of nonfatal work-related injuries. Data were from the 1987 and 1988 annual National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience interviews of young adults who were between 14 and 21 years old on January 1, 1979. Point and interval estimates of the cumulative incidence of nonfatal work-related injuries were determined. Estimates of injury incidence were derived by assuming that the underlying distribution of work-related injuries was Poisson. The relative risks of work-related injury were estimated by secondary school curriculum participation pattern using linear Poisson regression procedures through a computing algorithm. Findings showed the cumulative incidence of work-related injuries reported was 9,049 injuries/100,000 work years of exposure to injury risk. Work-related injuries were more likely among males than females and less likely among young people in the upper two-thirds of the distribution of work experience. Participation in vocational education was not related to the relative risk of work-related injury. Three possible explanations were considered: (1) imprecision of measures of injury incidence and participation in vocational education; (2) employment in occupations not related to training; and (3) misspecification of the model of injury incidence. (41 references) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Survey Labor Market Ex
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (Ellenville, NY, October 1991).